As a hitter, it can be tough to figure out what shot to hit if your opponent is in a strong defensive formation. So how can a hitter get feedback on the options available to her?
The best approach, in this case, is for the hitter to take the first pitch—whether it’s a ball or a strike. The idea is to get the defense to move laterally, so they’ll overplay the hit and give your team a better chance to advance runners.
Anytime you can get the defense to move laterally, it puts your team in a position to move a runner and create havoc.